I bought this bed for my guest room - ironically my first guest was born in the Bronx! It arrived on time in two boxes. It was very easy to put together using a simple allen wrench, but an extra set of hands will make it go faster and help hold pieces steady when you're fastening them together. Directions appear more complicated than they are to execute, just go carefully through them. Assembly took less than an hour. Very sturdy, looks terrific and my guest slept great! Also comes apart easily in to three pieces (headboard, footboard, platform) in case the bed must be moved. Very satisfied.